Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pacific Standard Light @ Artbook/PaperChase (11/29)

(Michael Light)

(Mike Slack)

Please join Book Soup and ARTBOOK | Paper Chase on Tuesday, November 29, from 7-9pm at the ARTBOOK | Paper Chase showroom for a spirited discussion about Southern California’s blasting and wondrous light with esteemed author and critic Lawrence Weschler and critically acclaimed photographers and bookmakers Mike Light and Mike Slack. Weschler will discuss his new book, Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative, in relation to Light and Slack’s Los Angeles imagery. Light will present aerial photographs of the city--in bright daylight and electrified darkness--from his new book, LA Day/LA Night. Slack will show his classic Polaroids of the west, along with a preview of some new digital work.

The event is free and open to the public, but you'll need to RSVP and will be accepted until capacity is reached at

Tuesday Nov. 29. 2011 7-9 pm

ARTBOOK | Paper Chase
7174 Sunset Boulevard

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Picture Black Friday

Well, once you get yourself full of turkey and settled in your sofa catching the game (my money is on Cowboys), you get a chance to catch your breath before Black Friday strikes. What does Black Friday have to do with photography ? The drama of thousands of people packing stores around the country is definitely a visual feast which is why there's a two year old photo competition called "Picture Black Friday". beginning this Friday Nov 26 and running to December 5th.

Picture Black Friday is a photojournalism project that aims to revisit and analyze a combination of forces- a worsening economy, financial desperation, excitement, fear, and a distinctly American cultural tradition- that culminate the morning after Thanksgiving.

More specifically, Picture Black Friday is an open call for photographers throughout the U.S. to go out and produce images that document Black Friday- how you see it, on your terms. Imagine this project as an open assignment: you have freedom to approach this event from any angle you wish, returning with single images or even a mini-project that documents Black Friday like no other media outlet will.

The judges are pretty impressive : Brian Ulrich, Ruben Natal San Miguel, Jon Feinstein, Shane Lavalette, Elizabeth Avedon and John Bennette. I've posted some of my favorites below.

Shawn Rocco

Sandy Carson

Christin Boggs

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Fraction Magazine's Holiday Print Sale

Fraction Magazine's Holiday Print Sale just went live today and I already found three I love to get. Santa are you listening ???

Artist: Holly Lynton
Title: Drew Gardens, 2008
Edition: 100
Size: 11 x 14 inches
Media: c-print
Price: $100

Artist: Nadia Sablin
Title: Sisters Katie and Shelby
Edition: 50
Size: 8.5x11
Media: Archival Digital Print
Price: $77

Artist: Greer Muldowney
Title: Cheung Sha Wan, 2011
Edition: 50
Size: 8.5x11
Media: Archival inkjet print on Ilford Gold Fibre Silk
Price: $100.00

Giant Artist Book Release/Group Show (12/2)

Giant Artists invites you to come celebrate the release of their latest book "Collection" and a have a drink with us for the holidays. There will also be incredible art on the wall from all of the Giant roster including Aaron Ruell, Blake Marquis, David Black, David Calderly, Emily Shur, Glynis Selina Arban, Jeremy & Claire Weiss, Jess Holzworth, Keren Richter, Lauren Dukoff, Michael Scmelling, Peter Sutherland, RJ Shaugnessy, and Todd Cole.

Friday Dec 2, 2011 7-11 pm

This, Los Angeles
5906 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90042.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Do Art Buyers Still Look at Direct Mail?

You can find more videos @ Agency Access' Vimeo Page

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Ana Serrano "Salon of Beauty"

Rice University Art Gallery's current exhibition "Salon of Beauty" features the beautiful handmade work of Los Angeles based Artist Ana Serrano. The film unveils the process required to bring Ana's previously small scale sculptures to nearly life size inside of Rice Gallery. The completed exhibition is a colorful landscape inspired by South L.A. neighborhoods where small and often overlooked details are playfully mixed together

Saturday, November 19, 2011

"There are a lot of difficult things about the job–the business aspect is very challenging because our industry doesn’t really operate like a business. But what I think is hardest for me is how much is outside of my control. You need the right circumstances to take a good picture, and those don’t always align. I’m a perfectionist and I like to work hard to accomplish something, and photography is more devious than that. At the same time, this really pushes me to flexible, which I like."

- Peter Bohler (via)

TONIGHT : "Marilyn 12" exhibition @ Duncan Miller

If this reception seems familiar to you that is because there was already a reception back on Oct 21st. So if you happen to miss that one, no worries, there's another one tonight 7-9 pm. Also check out this recent Hollywood Reporter interview with photographer Lawrence Schiller who photographed Marilyn Monroe on set of her last film Somethings Gotta Give in 1962.

Duncan Miller Gallery
10959 Venice Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90034